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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Jul 22, 2010 1:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The annual rant

speaking from a relatively "younger" deadhead's perspective, a lot of what i see and hear among my age group is a lot of what i'd call the "ADD" crowd (please understand i don't mean any offense to people with that condition.) Now i don't want to generalize either, but a lot of kids my age seem to have short attention spans. i.e., they "like" the dead but just don't get that into them b/c their too "slow" "mellow" etc., which i personally never understood (i mean just listen to anything from 67-71 and even try to call it mellow, not to mention a lot of "mellow" dead is some the most intense experiences i've ever had).

i think a lot of it is the main problem that seems to have been brought up here of close-mindedness, but i also blame it on drugs like ecstasy and some of the newer "jam bands" who imo aren't that talented and only fuel this short attention span problem. again, i don't want to sound like i'm generalizing (even though i probably am) but that’s just the way i feel. a lot of people i know just don't seem as into the dead as me and i never got it.

(btw i fit the stereotype of dreds and faux-hippie but i do consider myself fairly intelligent and i try to treat others with respect and kindness :)


This post was modified by clementinescaboose on 2010-07-22 20:48:31